You can put all the blame in the college ranks for having hybrid quarterbacks try to translate to the NFL. These past few years I have seen several college football programs try these really fast and quick athletes as their starting quarterback. It has worked out well for those schools, money wise. Football fans are amazed at the creativity the sport brings and further more, the plays that make us wonder if that really just occurred. Now, the NFL has taken notes and want those quarterbacks on their rosters.
I can name you countless of quarterbacks in college that play under the ‘Run first, Pass second’ style of offense, but too many names will be left out.
It is true that this type of football excites us because it is rarely seen in the pros. Back in the 80′s and 90′s it was always nice seeing the back-up running back take over as a junior and could not wait to see them as a senior. In the new era of football, NFL fans can’t wait to see their favorite college’s new freshman head to their favorite NFL team. Seems like we, the fans, want to draft kids to our favorite NFL team and take the credit for it and get paid for it instead of the NFL scouts. Hopefully, the college ranks will make it more of a priority to have education come first and money, fame, and glory come second.
Everyone says the NFL is a copy-cat league, they see new ideas and want to embrace them as their own. It is not a bad plan but it might backfire due to the insufficient tackling drills and tackling days to practice. The sport of football is not for everyone, only a few selective men can play football and get a paycheck. It is up to us, the fans, to take account the powerful game this really is. The quarterbacks in the NFL are more protected than ever with more rules and penalties enforced than ever before. With that being said, the NFL needs to recognize which type of running game and passing game they well want to use to which player to assigned each task.
Take a look at the starting quarterbacks in the league and at their college way of playing, it is very similar for the most part. This upcoming football season there will be five rookie QB‘s starting. The generation of just having one quarterback and two running backs and three receivers are thing of the past. Just like life, everything has to come to a start and to an end and to a new beginning. The new beginning is not just have one starting quarterback but two in every roster that will play at any given time. It could be due to the injuries that will most likely occur due to the new tackling enforcement in the league. I say, be prepared to see what the Jets are going to do, because it’s the start of the new generation of the NFL.